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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Shamal
 
| name = Shamal
| front_image = Shamal-GTAV.png
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| front_image = Shamal-GTAV-blue.jpg|thumb|
| image_size = 300
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| caption = A Shamal in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
| caption = A Shamal in the [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|first trailer]] of [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| price = $1,150,000 <small>([[Elitás Travel|Elitastravel.com]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Planes
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|fixed-wing aircraft]]
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|fixed-wing aircraft]]
| body_style = Business Jetliner
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| body_style = Business jet
| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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| capacity = 10<small> (pilot and nine passengers) </small>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Luxor]]<br>[[Miljet]]<br>[[Ghawar]]
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| manufacturer = [[Buckingham]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
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{{quote|The Shamal is a mid-size business jet known for its climb and cruise performance, balanced handling and economical fuel consumption. At current gas prices, you can fly a Shamal coast to coast for just $50,000, without even a second thought for the Ozone layer.|[[ElitasTravel.com]] description.}}
   
The '''Shamal''' is a multi-role, jet powered business [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|aeroplane]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]], available in the airports of all the three cities in San Andreas.
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The [[Buckingham]] '''Shamal''' is a multi-role, jet powered business [[Fixed-Wing Aircraft|aeroplane]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and a commuter jet in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
It's model is based on the Learjet 55 and Learjet 60.
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Similar business jets also makes multiple appearances in other [[Grand Theft Auto]] games, although they are uncontrollable and are only used as props.
Similar unflyable business jets also make multiple appearances in other Grand Theft Auto games.
 
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==Description==
 
The Shamal is available to the player since the beginning of GTA San Andreas, in the [[Los Santos International Airport]], acquirable by trespassing over the security booth if the player still hasn't got the pilots license. It is a considerably fast jet, being on par with the [[Rustler]], and due to it's availability, the Shamal is a good choice for players who are just learning to fly jets, as its handling is balanced and it's easy to land on runways. Also, despite its interior size, it can only transport the player.
 
   
The most prominent appearance of the Shamal is during "[[Freefall]]", when the plane's interior can be seen. The size of the interior appears larger than usual for an aircraft with a relatively small fuselage, and the interior incongruously features 16 windows (9 on the left and 7 on the right) when the plane features only 8 outside.
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==Design and appearances==
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===GTA San Andreas===
   
A similar business jet, seemingly pilotable, is also seen in the trailer and in one of the screenshots for Grand Theft Auto V, implying that it will most likely return as a functional plane.
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[[File:Shamal-GTASA-parked.jpg|A parked Shamal in GTA San Andreas.|thumb]]The aircraft model is based on the [[wp:Learjet 55|Learjet 55]]. The aircraft nose is considerably longer than most Learjets, also resembling a later model. It has a light grey paintjob.
   
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The most prominent appearance of the Shamal is during "[[Freefall]]," when the plane's interior can be seen. The size of the interior appears larger than usual for an aircraft with a relatively small fuselage, and the interior incongruously features 16 windows (9 on the left and 7 on the right) when the plane features only 8 outside.
Shamal-GTASA-parked.jpg|A parked Shamal in GTA San Andreas, with its door open.
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Shamal-GTASA-inflight.jpg|A Shamal in flight in GTA San Andreas.
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The Shamal is also used in the mission "[[Saint Mark's Bistro]]," where it is flown by Carl Johnson to [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] and back.
Shamal-GTASA-interior-rear.jpg|The interior of the Shamal in GTA San Andreas, towards the back. (<small>[[:Image:Shamal-GTASA-interior-front.jpg|Towards the cockpit]])
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1352713424.jpg|[[Franklin]] on a [[Sanchez]], following a burning Shamal.
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===Grand Theft Auto V===
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[[File:Shamal-GTAV-front.png|A parked Shamal in GTA V, along with an [[Unknown private jet|unknown beta plane]].|thumb]]The Shamal appeared in the first trailer and later in one of the screenshots for Grand Theft Auto V, implying that it would most likely return as a functional plane. This was confirmed by the gameplay trailer, that showed the Shamal being flown over the [[Land Act Dam]].
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It is based on the [[wp:Learjet 45|Learjet 45]]. It also has 16 passenger windows in total (8 on each side). The role of the aircraft is now different though — Instead of being a business jet, like in GTA San Andreas, it is now a commuter jet, being owned by multiple airliners for short regional flights. The role of a private jet is now attributed to the [[Luxor]], a plane very similar to the Shamal (Only with a black paint scheme) also manufactured by [[Buckingham]]
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The Shamal is featured in the singleplayer mission [[Caida Libre]], where it is shot down by [[Michael De Santa]] and then chased by [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] as it falls down in the [[Grand Senora Desert|desert]]. It is also stolen by players for [[Lester Crest|Lester]] in the online mission [[Landing Strip]].
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===Liveries===
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Similar to the [[Jet]], the Shamal bears the liveries of multiple airlines in Grand Theft Auto V:
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<gallery widths="251" columns="dynamic" orientation="none" spacing="medium" position="center">
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Shamal-GTAV-MyFly.jpg|[[MyFly]]
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Shamal-GTAV-AirEMU.jpg|[[Air Emu]]
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Shamal-GTAV-AirHerler.jpg|[[Herler Airlines|Air Herler]]
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Shamal-GTAV-FlyUS.jpg|[[FlyUS]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Similar business jets==
 
Despite none being named as "Shamal" or even accessible to the player, many similar private jets appear as an uncontrollable and mostly stationary aircraft in the series:
 
   
*In [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] there are multiple parked business jets around the Francis and Escobar airports based off the Learjet 35.
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Javier Madrazo]]
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*[[Tony McTony]]
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*[[Devin Weston]]
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==Performance==
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===GTA San Andreas===
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The Shamal is available to the player since the beginning of GTA San Andreas, in the [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], acquirable by trespassing over the security booth if the player still hasn't got the pilots license. It is a considerably fast jet, being on par with the [[Rustler]], and due to it's availability, the Shamal is a good choice for players who are just learning to fly jets, as its handling is balanced and it's easy to land on runways. Also, despite its interior size, it can transport only the player.
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===GTA V===
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The Shamal is now a much faster aircraft, beating any propeller-powered plane in the game and being on-par with the Luxor as the fourth fastest aircraft in the game, beaten by the [[Vestra]], the [[Besra]] and the [[P-996 Lazer]]. Similar to San Andreas, it is also available from the start in [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] and, due to having a great and responsive handling, it remains as a great plane for learning to pilot and similar to the Luxor, players can easily evade police attention if they didn't purchase a hangar yet. In the hands of a moderately skilled pilot, it can easily win any multiplayer races. Thanks to the speed and handling of the aircraft, it also has a great capability for performing stunts, being able to steer and perform aileron rolls extremely fast.
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== Similar business jets ==
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Despite none being named as "Shamal" or even accessible to the player, many similar private jets appear as an uncontrollable and, in most cases, stationary aircraft in the series.
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*In ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', there are multiple parked business jets around the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis]] and [[Escobar International Airport|Escobar]] airports based on the [[wp:Learjet 35|Learjet 35]], the GTA Vice City's model was used in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' as the original Shamal, it is identical, the only difference being the split windshield.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]], during [[Freedom Flies]], a cutscene shows a plane similar to the Shamal.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]], during [[Freedom Flies]], a cutscene shows a plane similar to the Shamal.
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], a jet also similar to the Learjet 35 but with a considerably larger fuselage and wing span, decorated with blue stripes, appears in multiple missions. It is first seen in the introductory mission, [[Soldier]], as belonging to the dealer Victor Vance meets. It is later seen parked in Escobar International during [[Snitch Hitch]] and ends up being escorted out of the airport by Vance while it takes off in [[Farewell to Arms]].
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*In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'', a jet also similar to the Learjet 35 but with a considerably larger fuselage and wing span, decorated with blue stripes, appears in multiple missions. It is first seen in the introductory mission, [[Soldier]], as belonging to the dealer Victor Vance meets. It is later seen parked in Escobar International during [[Snitch Hitch]] and ends up being escorted out of the airport by Vance while it takes off in [[Farewell to Arms]]. A nearly identical plane was later launched as a DLC vehicle in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the [[Miljet]].
*In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and it's expansions, business jets still remain unattainable (nor can any other planes be flown) but such vehicles can still be found at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]], featuring an updated design. One such plane is used by [[Kenny Petrovic]] during the [[Hangman's NOOSE]] [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]] mission where, in up to four players, must hold back [[NOOSE]] units and escort Petrovic from his jet at Francis International Airport to a safepoint.
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*In ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City|its expansions]], business jets still remain unattainable (nor can any other planes be flown), but such vehicles can still be found at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]], featuring an updated design. One such plane is used by [[Kenny Petrovic]] during the [[Hangman's NOOSE]] [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]] mission, where in up to four players must hold back [[NOOSE]] units and escort Petrovic from his jet at Francis International Airport to a safepoint.
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], a jet also similar to the Learjet 35 is introduced in the first [[Yu Jian|mission]] of the game, used by [[Huang Lee]] to travel to [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. For the rest of the game, just as in ''GTA IV'', is an uncontrollable aircraft at the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]]. It can also be seen taking off and landing in the runways, but never taxing or moving from them.
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*In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', a jet also similar to the Learjet 35 is introduced in the first [[Yu Jian|mission]] of the game, used by [[Huang Lee]] to travel to [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. For the rest of the game, just as in GTA IV, is an uncontrollable aircraft at the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]]. It can also be seen taking off and landing in the runways, but never taxing or moving from them.
*In the Grand Theft Auto IV DLC [[Ballad of Gay Tony]], [[Ray Bulgarin]] owns a much larger business jet named [[Ghawar]]. Also in The Ballad of Gay Tony, the only time a regular business jet isn't stationary is during the mission [[Bang Bang]], where Luis must destroy one before it takes off.
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*In the GTA IV DLC ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', [[Ray Bulgarin]] owns a much larger business jet named [[Ghawar]]. Also, the only time a regular business jet isn't stationary is during the mission [[Bang Bang]], where Luis must destroy one before it takes off.
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*In ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the Shamal was finally obtainable again, but this time, it wasn't the only private jet in the game, the [[Luxor]], the [[Vestra]] and the [[Miljet]] were the other three available private jets in the game, the Luxor can be considered the "sister plane" as it is almost identical, only the paintjob and some interior features changing.
   
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Businessjet-GTA3-front.jpg|A business jet inspired on the Learjet 35 in Grand Theft Auto III.
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Businessjet-GTA3-front.jpg|A business jet inspired by the [[wp:Learjet 35|Learjet 35]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''.
Learjet_VC.jpg|A similar business jet in Vice City.
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Learjet_VC.jpg|A similar business jet in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''.
Private_jet_Advance.jpg|Mike leaving Liberty City in a private jet.
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Private_jet_Advance.jpg|[[Mike]] leaving [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] in a private jet in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]''.
Learjet_VCS.jpg|The private jet in the first mission of Vice City Stories.
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Learjet_VCS.jpg|The private jet in the first mission of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''.
Shamal (GTA IV).jpg|An unobtainable business jet similar to the Shamal in Grand Theft Auto IV.
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Shamal (GTA IV).jpg|An unobtainable business jet similar to the Shamal in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
Shamal in Flight-CW.png|A business jet travelling to Liberty City.
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Shamal in Flight-CW.png|A business jet travelling to [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
 
Yu Jian-CW.png|[[Huang Lee]] is ambushed.
 
Yu Jian-CW.png|[[Huang Lee]] is ambushed.
 
Flatliner-CW.png|During the mission [[Flatliner]].
 
Flatliner-CW.png|During the mission [[Flatliner]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Locations==
 
==Locations==
===[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA: San Andreas]]===
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=== GTA San Andreas ===
*[[Los Santos International Airport]], one of them just northwest of the runway.
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*[[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], one parked in the northwest corner, just north to the runway (near the western border of the area)
*[[Easter Bay International Airport]], two of them next to southeastern access road, another one next to the fuel tanks, where the [[Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher|Stinger]] can be also obtained.
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*[[Easter Bay International Airport]], two of them next to southeastern access road, another one next to the fuel tanks, where the [[Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher|Stinger]] can be also obtained. Notice the plane is locked and unlocks only after completing Learning to Fly.
 
*[[Las Venturas Airport]], two of them between the two sets of ramps, west of the runway. During the mission [[Saint Mark's Bistro]] there is another one at the northern end of the runway, which is supposed to serve CJ as transport to Liberty City and back.
 
*[[Las Venturas Airport]], two of them between the two sets of ramps, west of the runway. During the mission [[Saint Mark's Bistro]] there is another one at the northern end of the runway, which is supposed to serve CJ as transport to Liberty City and back.
*During the mission [[Freefall]] it flies to [[Las Venturas]] and CJ is supposed to jack it with a [[Dodo]], eliminate the strike team and pilot inside and land the plane at LVA.
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*During the mission [[Freefall]] it flies to [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] and CJ is supposed to jack it with a [[Dodo]], eliminate the strike team and pilot inside and land the plane at LVA. It can be kept after the mission.
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===[[GTA V]]===
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=== Grand Theft Auto V ===
*Airports in [[Los Santos in GTA V Era|Los Santos]].<sup>(possibly)</sup>
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* Can be purchased for $1,150,000 on the [[Elitás Travel]]'s website.
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* Can be found at various areas in the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] :
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** One parked next to a Luxor in the southeast corner, where a Jet usually parks.
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** Two parked north to the two runways, facing the buildings, west to Devin Weston's hangar.
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** One (AI-controlled) will often land on the third runway (northward), and park next to a Luxor near the two Jets, west from the two mentioned above.
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** One (AI-controlled) may appear on the tarmac and will park in front of Michael's hangar. Sometimes it will be a Luxor instead.
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=== Grand Theft Auto Online ===
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* Can be purchased for $1,150,000 on the [[Elitás Travel]]'s website.
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==Gallery==
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===GTA San Andreas===
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<gallery position="center">
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Shamal-GTASA-inflight.jpg|A Shamal in flight in GTA San Andreas.
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Shamal-GTASA-interior-rear.jpg|The interior of the Shamal in GTA San Andreas, towards the back. (<small>[[:Image:Shamal-GTASA-interior-front.jpg|Towards the cockpit]])
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shamal_gta_san _andreas.jpg|Parked Shamal in [[Las Venturas International Airport]].
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shamal_front_view.jpg|Front view of the Shamal.
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===Grand Theft Auto V===
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Shamal-GTAV.png|A Shamal in the first trailer.
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Shamal_OverLos-Santos.GTAV.jpg|The Shamal flying over the [[Land Act Dam]], in the gameplay trailer. It seems to lack any livery, unlike the one in the actual game.
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Shamal-GTAV.jpg|Another screenshot of the Shamal, also lacking an airline livery.
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Shamal-GTAV-burning.jpg|Burning Air EMU Shamal, as seen in the mission [[Caida Libre]].
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31.jpg|Franklin chasing a burning Shamal in the same mission, this is actually a beta screenshot, in the final version Trevor is [[Caida Libre|the one that chases the Shamal]].
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Wrecked-shamal-plane-gtav.png|The destroyed Shamal at the end of the mission.
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Shamal GTA V.jpg|A [[MyFly]] Shamal flying over the [[Grand Senora Desert]].
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ElitasTravel.com_Shamal_V.png|The Shamal in the [[Elitás Travel]] website.
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</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In Arabic, Shamal means "North".
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*In Arabic, Shamal means "North", however it is pronounced "''Shemal''", not "''Shamal''". This may possibly be a play on the word ''shemale'', which is slang for a transsexual woman.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA: San Andreas]], while in the interior of the Shamal during [[Freefall]], the player can shoot out the lights and headrests.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA: San Andreas]], while in the interior of the Shamal during [[Freefall]], the player can shoot out the lights and headrests.
 
*The Shamal can be seen on the [[TV Shows in GTA IV|TV]] show [[I'm Rich]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], possibly suggesting that it was cut from the game.
 
*The Shamal can be seen on the [[TV Shows in GTA IV|TV]] show [[I'm Rich]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], possibly suggesting that it was cut from the game.
*The Shamal and the [[Dodo]] are the only airplanes available in the 3D era Los Santos.
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*The Shamal and the [[Dodo]] are the only airplanes that spawn in the [[3D Universe]] rendition [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] (Despite many others obviously spawning in other cities on the state of [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]]).
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[[File:Shamal-MaxPayne3-Pictures.jpg|thumb|The pictures found in Max Payne 3.]]
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*Pictures of the Shamal, amongst other planes, can be seen in the [http://maxpayne.wikia.com/wiki/Max_Payne_3 Max Payne 3] multiplayer map Tiete River Docks. Interestingly, said game was released by Rockstar in 2012, a year before[[Grand Theft Auto V| Grand Theft Auto V]].
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*As noted in the gallery, there was a beta variant of the Shamal without any airline livery, although this could be a beta [[Luxor]].
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*In GTA V, every Shamal regardless of airline has one window on either side that's marked with what looks similar to a red crosshair.
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**The Luxor also bears this feature.
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*In GTA V, the Shamal and the [[Luxor]] can't be bought in the internet as [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]], as Trevor's [[Sandy Shores Airfield|hanger]] does not fit these jets.
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* In GTA V, despite the plane being able to sit 10 people including the pilot in Online mode, it cannot sit more than 2 persons in singleplayer. If you reunite all three protagonists and enter a Shamal, one of the two will sit next to you and the third will stand out of the plane.
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Ghawar]], non-controllable equivalent in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
 
*[[Ghawar]], non-controllable equivalent in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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*[[Luxor]], another private jet in ''Grand Theft Auto V''.
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* [[Miljet]], a military transport jet in ''Grand Theft Auto V''.
   
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Shamal
Shamal-GTAV-blue
A Shamal in GTA V.
Vehicle class (GTA V) Planes
Vehicle type Civilian fixed-wing aircraft
Body style Business jet
Capacity 10 (pilot and nine passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Buckingham (HD Universe)
Price $1,150,000 (Elitastravel.com)
Related vehicle(s) Luxor
Miljet
Ghawar
"The Shamal is a mid-size business jet known for its climb and cruise performance, balanced handling and economical fuel consumption. At current gas prices, you can fly a Shamal coast to coast for just $50,000, without even a second thought for the Ozone layer."
ElitasTravel.com description.

The Buckingham Shamal is a multi-role, jet powered business aeroplane in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and a commuter jet in Grand Theft Auto V.

Similar business jets also makes multiple appearances in other Grand Theft Auto games, although they are uncontrollable and are only used as props.

Design and appearancesEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

Shamal-GTASA-parked

A parked Shamal in GTA San Andreas.

The aircraft model is based on the Learjet 55. The aircraft nose is considerably longer than most Learjets, also resembling a later model. It has a light grey paintjob.

The most prominent appearance of the Shamal is during "Freefall," when the plane's interior can be seen. The size of the interior appears larger than usual for an aircraft with a relatively small fuselage, and the interior incongruously features 16 windows (9 on the left and 7 on the right) when the plane features only 8 outside.

The Shamal is also used in the mission "Saint Mark's Bistro," where it is flown by Carl Johnson to Liberty City and back.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Shamal-GTAV-front

A parked Shamal in GTA V, along with an unknown beta plane.

The Shamal appeared in the first trailer and later in one of the screenshots for Grand Theft Auto V, implying that it would most likely return as a functional plane. This was confirmed by the gameplay trailer, that showed the Shamal being flown over the Land Act Dam.

It is based on the Learjet 45. It also has 16 passenger windows in total (8 on each side). The role of the aircraft is now different though — Instead of being a business jet, like in GTA San Andreas, it is now a commuter jet, being owned by multiple airliners for short regional flights. The role of a private jet is now attributed to the Luxor, a plane very similar to the Shamal (Only with a black paint scheme) also manufactured by Buckingham

The Shamal is featured in the singleplayer mission Caida Libre, where it is shot down by Michael De Santa and then chased by Trevor as it falls down in the desert. It is also stolen by players for Lester in the online mission Landing Strip.

LiveriesEdit

Similar to the Jet, the Shamal bears the liveries of multiple airlines in Grand Theft Auto V:

Notable OwnersEdit

PerformanceEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

The Shamal is available to the player since the beginning of GTA San Andreas, in the Los Santos International Airport, acquirable by trespassing over the security booth if the player still hasn't got the pilots license. It is a considerably fast jet, being on par with the Rustler, and due to it's availability, the Shamal is a good choice for players who are just learning to fly jets, as its handling is balanced and it's easy to land on runways. Also, despite its interior size, it can transport only the player.

GTA VEdit

The Shamal is now a much faster aircraft, beating any propeller-powered plane in the game and being on-par with the Luxor as the fourth fastest aircraft in the game, beaten by the Vestra, the Besra and the P-996 Lazer. Similar to San Andreas, it is also available from the start in Los Santos International Airport and, due to having a great and responsive handling, it remains as a great plane for learning to pilot and similar to the Luxor, players can easily evade police attention if they didn't purchase a hangar yet. In the hands of a moderately skilled pilot, it can easily win any multiplayer races. Thanks to the speed and handling of the aircraft, it also has a great capability for performing stunts, being able to steer and perform aileron rolls extremely fast.

Similar business jets Edit

Despite none being named as "Shamal" or even accessible to the player, many similar private jets appear as an uncontrollable and, in most cases, stationary aircraft in the series.

LocationsEdit

GTA San Andreas Edit

  • Los Santos International Airport, one parked in the northwest corner, just north to the runway (near the western border of the area)
  • Easter Bay International Airport, two of them next to southeastern access road, another one next to the fuel tanks, where the Stinger can be also obtained. Notice the plane is locked and unlocks only after completing Learning to Fly.
  • Las Venturas Airport, two of them between the two sets of ramps, west of the runway. During the mission Saint Mark's Bistro there is another one at the northern end of the runway, which is supposed to serve CJ as transport to Liberty City and back.
  • During the mission Freefall it flies to Las Venturas and CJ is supposed to jack it with a Dodo, eliminate the strike team and pilot inside and land the plane at LVA. It can be kept after the mission.

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

  • Can be purchased for $1,150,000 on the Elitás Travel's website.
  • Can be found at various areas in the Los Santos International Airport :
    • One parked next to a Luxor in the southeast corner, where a Jet usually parks.
    • Two parked north to the two runways, facing the buildings, west to Devin Weston's hangar.
    • One (AI-controlled) will often land on the third runway (northward), and park next to a Luxor near the two Jets, west from the two mentioned above.
    • One (AI-controlled) may appear on the tarmac and will park in front of Michael's hangar. Sometimes it will be a Luxor instead.

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TriviaEdit

  • In Arabic, Shamal means "North", however it is pronounced "Shemal", not "Shamal". This may possibly be a play on the word shemale, which is slang for a transsexual woman.
  • In GTA: San Andreas, while in the interior of the Shamal during Freefall, the player can shoot out the lights and headrests.
  • The Shamal can be seen on the TV show I'm Rich in GTA IV, possibly suggesting that it was cut from the game.
  • The Shamal and the Dodo are the only airplanes that spawn in the 3D Universe rendition Los Santos (Despite many others obviously spawning in other cities on the state of San Andreas).
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The pictures found in Max Payne 3.

  • Pictures of the Shamal, amongst other planes, can be seen in the Max Payne 3 multiplayer map Tiete River Docks. Interestingly, said game was released by Rockstar in 2012, a year before Grand Theft Auto V.
  • As noted in the gallery, there was a beta variant of the Shamal without any airline livery, although this could be a beta Luxor.
  • In GTA V, every Shamal regardless of airline has one window on either side that's marked with what looks similar to a red crosshair.
    • The Luxor also bears this feature.
  • In GTA V, the Shamal and the Luxor can't be bought in the internet as Trevor, as Trevor's hanger does not fit these jets.
  • In GTA V, despite the plane being able to sit 10 people including the pilot in Online mode, it cannot sit more than 2 persons in singleplayer. If you reunite all three protagonists and enter a Shamal, one of the two will sit next to you and the third will stand out of the plane.

See AlsoEdit

  • Ghawar, non-controllable equivalent in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  • Luxor, another private jet in Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Miljet, a military transport jet in Grand Theft Auto V.

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